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May 17, 2014

Eat celebrity meat

"BiteLabs grows meat from celebrity tissue samples and uses it to make artisanal salami.

[via Bruce Sterling]

May 17, 2014 at 08:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (5)

Kinetic Sand

From the website: 


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Sure, it may look like just a pile of common beach sand, but dig in and you'll discover that in your hands is an addictive, three-dimensional building toy.

Pile it, shape it, squeeze it, or just let it drift in slow motion through your fingers.

This futuristic material possesses a delightfully mushy texture and just enough malleability so it can hold the shape of simple sculptures and sand structures.

A secret binding agent keeps the granules together, so you won't find sand dunes or drifts settling around your home after playtime.

Bring the fun of the beach inside, even when chilly weather strikes, or prop a dune on your desk to keep your hands entertained as you dream of your next vacation.

Made in Sweden.


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2.2 pounds of sand: $15.

May 17, 2014 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Mini Book of Major Events — by Evan Lorenzen


From Colossal:


"Trying to compress the history of Earth into a single book is an especially daunting task,



the difficulty is compounded when the book you're writing is the size of a nickel and limited to just a few pages.


Lucky for us, illustrator Evan Lorenzen was up to the task


and identified a few pivitol moments in history


which he turned into this extremely tiny hand-bound book.


You can see more of his miniature books over on his Tumblr.


[via FYBA]

May 17, 2014 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Glow-in-the-Dark Sand Art iPhone 5 Case


From the website:


• Made for the iPhone 5/5s

• Glows in the dark or black light

• When your phone dies you have entertainment

• Bubbles and sand float and drift through in amazing designs

• You'll tilt and turn it for hours on end

• Phone cases can be boring, not this one




May 17, 2014 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Ultra-fast robotic arm catches objects

YouTube caption: "A robot developed by EPFL [one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology] researchers is capable of reacting on the spot and grasping objects with complex shapes and trajectories in less than five hundredths of a second."

[via Gizmodo and Doobybrain]

May 17, 2014 at 04:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: requires no refrigeration.

A third: just the thing for the "Quantified Self" type.

May 17, 2014 at 12:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (6)

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